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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jul 24, 2010 5:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: could be worse... if we had the same price as caracas, you could have seen the whole furthur tour!

Here's what a gallon of gas goes for in the 34 cities around the world that AIRINC surveyed:
(As of June 30, 2010)

1. Asmara, Eritrea | $9.59

2. Oslo, Norway | $7.41

3. Copenhagen, Denmark | $6.89

4. Hong Kong | $6.87

5. Berlin, Germany, and Monaco, Monte Carlo | $6.82

6. London, U.K. | $6.60

7. Rome, Italy | $6.44

8. Paris, France | $6.04

9. Sao Paulo, Brazil | $5.69

10. Seoul, Korea | $5.55

11. Tokyo, Japan | $5.40

12. Singapore, Singapore | $4.81

13. Nairobi, Kenya | $4.31

14. Mumbai, India | $4.25

15. Santiago, Chile | $4.18

16. Johannesburg, South Africa | $4.05

17. Sydney, Australia | $3.84

18. Toronto, Canada | $3.81

19. Beijing, China | $3.71

20. Bangkok, Thailand | $3.64

21. Buenos Aires, Argentina | $3.58

22. Havana, Cuba | $3.64

23. Karachi, Pakistan | $3.02

24. New York, U.S. | $2.85

25. Moscow, Russia | $2.80

26. Mexico City, Mexico | $2.45

27. Lagos, Nigeria $1.62

28. Dubai City, United Arab Emirates $1.57

29. Cairo, Egypt | $1.17

30. Kuwait, City, Kuwait | 85 cents

31. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | 45 cents

32. Tehran, Iran | 32 cents

33. Caracas, Venezuela | 6 cents

See full article from DailyFinance: http://srph.it/b57nJl


This post was modified by RBNW....new and improved! on 2010-07-25 00:56:54

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jul 24, 2010 6:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: could be worse... if we had the same price as caracas i could have seen the whole furthur tour!

Estimated average per capita income in 2008 US $$

1. Eritrea $700

2. Norway $55,200

3. Denmark $37,400

4. Hong Kong $43,800

5. Germany $34,800----Monaco $30,000

6. U.K. $36,600

7. Italy $31,000

8. France $32,700

9. Brazil $10,100

10. S.Korea $26,000----N.Korea $1,700

11. Japan $34,200

12. Singapore $52,000

13. Kenya $1,600

14. India $2,800

15. Chile $14,900

16. South Africa $10,000

17. Australia $38,100

18. Canada $39,300

19. China $6,000

20. Thailand $8,500

21. Argentina $14,200

22. Cuba $9,500

23. Pakistan $2,600

24. U.S. $47,000

25. Russia $15,800

26. Mexico $14,200

27. Nigeria $2,300

28. United Arab Emirates $40,000

29. Egypt $5,400

30. Kuwait $57,400

31.Saudi Arabia $20,700

32. Iran $12,800

33. Venezuela $13,500

http://siakhenn.tripod.com/capita.html



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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jul 24, 2010 6:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: could be worse... if we had the same price as caracas i could have seen the whole furthur tour!

Per Capita income means far less than purchasing power. The United States consistently ranks near the top this category.

High prices of fuel seems to be the only motivating factor to get this country serious about alternative energy and improving fuel efficiency standards.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jul 24, 2010 7:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: could be worse... if we had the same price as caracas i could have seen the whole furthur tour!

$9.59 a gallon gas with a $700 average per capita income would precipitate poor purchasing power.


Now with $57,400 average per capita and $0.85 per gallon gas, no wonder there are so many Hummers, Rolls and Bentleys in Kuwait.

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Poster: joeken Date: Jul 25, 2010 12:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: could be worse... if we had the same price as caracas i could have seen the whole furthur tour!

And please bear in mind that the high per gallon price of gas in many european countries involves taxes that pay for things such as national health care.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 25, 2010 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: could be worse... if we had the same price as caracas i could have seen the whole furthur tour!

I was wondering why it was so hight in Norway , it being an oil producer . Besides the taxes , I wonder where that oil is refined etc.?

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jul 25, 2010 9:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: could be worse... if we had the same price as caracas i could have seen the whole furthur tour!

Norwegians only work 1400 hours per year on average. That's about 800 hours less than I do each year, or 100 8 hour shift days. Their 2008 per capita PPP was nearly $60,000 (USD) versus $47,000 for the USA. That extra $$$ and extra time off would buy you a nice long Furthur tour to follow.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 25, 2010 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: could be worse... if we had the same price as caracas i could have seen the whole furthur tour!

I am half Norwegian , and I am somewhat aware of how things are there ( try their murder rate ...) .There is not the disparity of wealth that occurred in the other "industrial revolution" nations, they are a mostly ethnicity homogenous nation, they limit their population, the have endless nonpolluting energy ( lots of small scale hydroelectric ), they have oil ( North Sea ), and they got all their violence out of their system in the Dark Ages .
What I hear is that it is a nice place to live ( now the weather ...), but a boring place to live . The USA is , crazy, violent , reckless, but not boring .

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